I had been looking for just the right stools for my small kitchen and to go with a stainless steel work table that I use for a counter so I purchased 6 of these stools. They are very nice looking and a extremely sturdy. I even dropped one off a table when I was moving things around and it bounced on the corner of the top and didn't even dent. I wouldn't try again or recommend doing that, but it was great that there was no damage. I love the new modern look of my kitchen and I'm saving space, these stools fit nicely under the counter and are out of the way when not in use. If you need some extra seating and these are the right height I don't think you'll be disappointed and unless it's free no one can beat Overstock's shipping charges.